I must confess, I have had this jacket pattern for quite some time with the intention of sewing it up, but had just never got far enough down the 'to do' list each winter.
So it just kept getting put off.
It's such a sweet jacket.
Fully reversible with a hood and fold up contrasting cuffs, and gathering on the front and back yoke so it's 'dressy' enough to wear for a special outing.
I did it with cotton quilt batting inside intead of Pellon. Jen had done it and said it was nice and soft and warm and I agree, thanks Jen.
I also added a snap at the top and put the button over the top just for show. Claire had done something similar to this with magnetic snaps and I had the same trouble with the machine having trouble with the layers.
So thanks ladies for sharing what you did as you made this.
Despite the way it looks in this pic - the jacket is even!
I made this out of some really lovely heavy red and white woven cotton from Spotlight.
Nic made this gorgeous skirt using it, and I'm pretty sure Tania used the same stuff to make her lovely skirt with too.
The lining is just simple navy with white hailspots from Spotty as well.
I also made a flower rosette brooch to wear on the navy side to give it a lift, but the smallest rejected that out of hand.
"Off, no-like" she said in her clear little voice grabbing at the afore-mentioned brooch. So it's sitting on a shelf at the moment...
This pattern goes from sizes 0 to 5. But I have it under very good authority that it will soon be coming in larger sizes.
I can't wait to whip another couple up for the big girls.
Stay tuned for the coordinating Dortje pants and the moment where I consider whether I have taken it one step too far...